Klawervlei Stud’s inform Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) could be on the verge of enjoying a big season in 2023-2024. The Klawervlei homebred has a number of promising and classy runners set to represent him this season, with one of this number being the high-class entire DYCE.

The latter made a big impression when storming home to land the Betway Pinnacle Stakes (1200m) at Turffontein on Tuesday, where Dyce had a number of high-class performers behind him.

Winner of the 2021 G2 Epol Umkhomazi Stakes, the Lucky Houdalakis trained Dyce raced towards the back of the field for much of Tuesday’s race. However, when Kabelo Matsunyane asked the question, the five-year-old unleashed a wicked turn of foot which saw Dyce get up close home to win going away by a length and a quarter.

Among those beaten by Dyce on Tuesday were 2022 G1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes winner MK’S PRIDE (Willow Magic), G3 TAB4Racing Victory Moon Stakes hero LITIGATION (Greys Inn) and William Longsword’s stakes-winning daughter BON VIVANT.

It was a superb performance from Dyce, who was having his first start in nearly nine months on Tuesday. Bred and owned by Davy Shawe, Dyce looks set for bigger and better things this season.

His sire William Longsword also looks set to be well represented in the upcoming G2 Betway Joburg Spring Challenge, with his sons BACK IN BUSINESS and MELECH both potential starters in that R550 000 feature.

The son of Captain Al has five lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Racing Ready To Run And Unbroken Two Year Old Sale.